I've finished replacing the shocks. The front is waaaay easier than the rear.I'll look forward to your appraisal of them. I know these things are supposed to float, but damn.
I wouldn't call it a true serpentine system since there's two belts and on right side drives clutch fan, power steering, alternator, crank. The other belt drives A/C, water pump, air pump, and crank.I'm rather surprised you don't have a spring loaded belt tensioner arm on that thing - Ford introduced that to their 302/5.0 pretty quickly after serpentine belts replaced V-belts.
3G alternator upgrade complete!
This is all I got for photos. It was very easy.
Alternator is a brand new Bosch 130A for a '95 Mustang. 3G conversion kit is from Painless Performance. It came with everything needed though, the charge cable was way shorter to route than planned, probably because it's a mustang kit.... I'll need to get a much longer cable to route it better. The pulley had to be swapped from the old one since the diameter on the new one is a touch too big.
It's amazing how much noise the old alternator was making, engine is much more quiet. Also noticed that, while backing up through my long driveway, I will blip the gas and the engine used to stutter like it was going to die out. Apparently that was all alternator drag because that no longer happens.
Now I can sit at a stop light with the turn signal on, head lights, and A/C or heat without the lights dimming. So awesome.
You'll notice a shiny new bolt on the top ear. That's because the original bolt is way short and would thread into the alternator. The new one's ear is not threaded so off to the hardware store.
1x 3/8" 1 1/2" long bolt, washer on each side and a stop nut (Wut?) went in no problem and worked fantastically. Most 3G conversions I read that you need to cut the alternator bracket. I didn't need to do that with mine. What got me was finding a clean ground for the alternator chassis ground(ground wire was mofo hot because the ground was dirty) and making sure the belt was tight enough since there's no tensioner. You're left cranking the alternator over on the adjustable bracket for as tight as you can make it. First start up I thought the alternator wasn't spinning because there was such a loud belt squeal and the pulley was hot.
I'm rather surprised you don't have a spring loaded belt tensioner arm on that thing - Ford introduced that to their 302/5.0 pretty quickly after serpentine belts replaced V-belts.